90 days to harvest
HEIRLOOM Deliciously resilient, thyme is a low-growing perennial thriving in containers and alongside garden beds. Her petite and aromatic leaves are delicious fresh all summer as well as dried to enjoy all winter long. Once established, thyme will surround you with abundance for many years if not generations to come! For millennia, thyme has been revered for her antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal properties, as well.
At Fruition, we sow thyme indoors in mini-soil blocks on heat mats six weeks before final frost, transplanting out after final frost.
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Transplant Only: Sow indoors, 2 seeds/cell thinned to 1 ~6 weeks before last frost. Harden off seedlings (reduce water & temperature 3-7 days) & transplant after frost 10-12″ apart in rows 24-36″ apart. Weed & watering well. Harvest often and don’t let flower for best flavor and maximum production.
Sowing Date: After frost, late May early June
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
Days to Germination: 14-21
Days to Maturity: 80-90
Plant spacing after thinning: 8-10 inches
Height: 8 inches
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I purchased these seeds without realizing they required transplant only. Well, I didn’t have the option to start indoors so I direct sowed. None germinated.
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